Return to Work Prognosis
Here is a graph (Source: 1987 WCB Report) showing the duration of absence from work in months versus the percentage probability of return to work. There is an exponential change and decrease in probability of return to work as time advances.
EARLY RETURN TO WORK AND MODIFIED WORK PROGRAMS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE PREVENTION OF LONG TERM ABSENCES
FACT: greater than 90% of uncomplicated soft tissue injuries heal within 3 months and 95% of injured workers return to work within 6 months.
TIMELY INTERVENTION AND COORDINATED MEDICAL CASE MANAGEMENT FOR ANY ABSENCE FROM WORK GREATER THAN FOUR (4) WEEKS IN DURATION IS THE KEY TO PREVENTING CHRONIC DISABILITY.